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Individual Reports

An Individual Report shows all the personal information for a particular individual.

To print an Individual report:
1. Choose Chart Reports > Individual Chart from the Reports tab on the Ribbon bar
2. Set the options, as described below.
3. Click either Print or Preview to view the report.


The default title is Individual Report.  If you would like something different, you can edit the title. You can also embed replaceable fields within the title text.  For example, "Report for [name]".  The [name] field will be replaced with the person's name when the report is generated.  See Report Title Options for a complete list of fields available.

Include Chronology Pages
Includes a Chronology report for the individual included on the Individual report.  To set the options for the Chronology Report, click Chronology Options.  (See Chronology Report for more information.)

Report Options

For a complete list and explanation of all the report options available for this report, including items to include on the report, formatting options, pictures, sources, page setup, headers, footers and font selection, click here.

Report Language
You can choose from different languages when generating the file Individual report.  To select a language, click the Report Language button and choose the language file to be used when generating the report.  There are many language files available.  To reset the language selection back to the default value, click the Reset button.

Note: All the program-produced titles and subtitles and labels and all the dates will be translated but items such as user-enter titles and location won't be translated.

Color Text and Boxes
When printing reports that include boxed information, you can select from four different coloring styles (or none at all).  See Custom Box Colors for more information.
Index Generation
By selecting the checkbox in the upper-left corner of the Index Options button, you can have Legacy generate an alphabetical index for the report and an optional Location index.  This is particularly useful when you are printing a large number of consecutively numbered reports.  The index includes each person who is shown on each page and what position they occupy on that page.  The index can be lined or unlined and printed in one, two or three columns.  Click the Index Options button to make changes in the index format.  (See Index Options for more information.)

Printing a Blank Sheet
If you would like to print a blank Individual Report, click the Blank Report button. 

Selecting the Records to Print
You can print a family group record for the current family or for other groups.  The options are:
Only the Current Family   This produces one copy of the family group record containing the husband and wife and their children.
Focus Group Records   This prints a report for each family contained in the current focus group.  (See Focus Groups for detailed information on how to set up a focus group.)
All Families in the Entire Family File   This option produces a family group record for every family in the entire Family File.
All Individuals with a certain Tag Level   You select the tag level and then Legacy prints a group sheet for all families that have either the husband or the wife (or both) tag on that level.
All Marriages with a certain Tag Level   You select the tag level and then Legacy prints a group sheet for all marriages that have that level tagged.

Where to Send the Report
You can print a family group record for the current family or for other groups by clicking the Record Selection button at the bottom of the screen.  The options are:

Screen / Printer  Sends the report to either the Print Preview window or directly to your printer depending on whether you click the Preview or Print button.  (See Printing below.)

HTML File  Sends the report to a HTML file that can be used on a web site or sent as an e-mail message. You will be prompted for a drive and folder.

PDF File - Generates the report, displays it in the Print Preview window and then creates an Adobe PDF (Portable Document File) file.  This file can be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader and easily sent to other people by e-mail.  (This feature is part of the Deluxe Edition only.)

Text File  Sends the report to a text file on either your hard drive or a floppy disk.  You will be prompted for a drive and folder.

Windows Clipboard  Creates the report in a text file format and then places the text on the Windows Clipboard.  You can then paste the report into other documents, emails, comments, etc.

For more information on the output options, see Report Output Formats.

When you have set all the options, click either the Preview button to see an on-screen view of the report before it is actually printed, or click Print to have the report sent directly to the printer.

See Also:
Family Group Records
Descendant Reports
Pedigree Charts
Ancestor Reports
Lineage Reports
Ahnentafel (Ancestor) Book Generation
Modified Register (Descendant) Book Generation
Descendant Narrative Book Generation 
Name Tags 
Address Labels 
To-Do Report 

Note:  The report settings for the Individual Chart Record report are saved in a file called Indiv.usr in the [My Documents]\Legacy Family Tree\_AppData\Usr\ folder.

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